Liliana Porter, ‘Man with pickaxe ’, 2015, Beatriz Gil Galería
Liliana Porter, ‘Man with pickaxe ’, 2015, Beatriz Gil Galería

Man with pickaxe | 2015 | Figurita de metal sobre madera | 30,5 x 30,5 x 3 cm

Series: Unica

Signature: Certificado

Image rights: Liliana Porter/Beatriz Gil Galería

Manufacturer: Taller del artista

Exposición, Porter / Tiscornia - Relatos cómplices, Abril/Mayo 2016, Caracas, Venezuela. Beatriz Gil Galería.

Galería / Caracas, Venezuela

About Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Argentinean, b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina, based in New York, New York